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Updated May 19, 2017
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  1. "Transformation with momentum"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Experian full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Experian has launched a new brand committed to helping people improve their quality of life through its services. The relatively new CEO brought this vision and it is fascinating to see the transformation gaining momentum. It is a different way to look at the role a data company can play in society and one that I feel very proud of.

    Cons

    What is challenging is also what I love about the company, and that is its global structure. It is amazing to work with colleagues all over the world and at Experian there is a very high degree of cooperation and courtesy. But of course there is added complexity as a result of time zone, language and cultural differences. Things take longer and there is some patience required. But overall, it is much more of a benefit than detriment.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to discover and cultivate talent. There is a process in place, but we can always do more in this area.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good company to work for. Treats employees well."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Experian full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Experian has a good culture for work/life balance. There are many opportunities to advance your career. Good benefits. Strong brand in the marketplace.

    Cons

    The biggest negative about working at Experian is the pay. There are rules in place that cap income increases, regardless of level of promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on keeping the talent that you invest in. The job market is strong, and companies are paying well for good talent.


  3. "Former Employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work with great benefits

    Cons

    Employment opportunities limited here because primarily technical jobs left in Lincoln.


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  5. "QA Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Tech Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many opportunities for advancement across organization.

    Cons

    Slow to identify and incorporate transformational innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Clear communication of strategic transformational vision.


  6. "Automation Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Experian (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Work Culture , nice Environment

    Cons

    No Cons , No Issue , No Problem..................................................................................


  7. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Experian full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work is done in a hi-tech, fast paced, environment that leverages new and exciting technology. There is high demand for Experian products and services. If you want to work with very intelligent people solving complex fraud schemes this is the place for you.

    Great benefits package
    - Medical, Dental, Vision, Life
    - Company Matched 401k
    - Excellent FTO
    - Great Amenities
       + Catered lunch
       + Stocked pantry
       + Fountain soda machine
       + Espresso machine
       + Regular corporate outings and team building events
    - Opportunity for global travel

    Cons

    - Rigid and very large corporate feel with lots of bureaucracy.
    - Long commute for employees not in Scottsdale
    - Difficult to maintain a life/work balance for extended periods of time

    Advice to Management

    Stay in tune with the pulse of the various business units at the grass roots level. Listen to feedback and act on it in a timely manner. Suggestions are made by a group of very intelligent people.


  8. "Great experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Experian (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Complete ownership is given to employees
    2. Really technical colleagues, who help you out
    3. Nice Management

    Cons

    None that I know of


  9. Helpful (1)

    "As with every office, lots of politics here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Workforce Management Analyst in Allen, TX
    Current Employee - Workforce Management Analyst in Allen, TX
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Experian full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities if you know how to grab them.
    Lots of paid time off and holidays, 401K and Stock share matching
    Lots of discount programs for working at the company

    Cons

    Managers will hold things against workers instead of helping them grow, will put them down.
    Management never seems to move up so it can be difficult getting past them.
    Inter-company transfers don't net much increased pay, despite the fact that the same career changes would be significantly more money outside the company

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up, and communicate with you employees in positive ways that will help them grow, instead of putting people down and disparaging them.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Management by short-term numbers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Experian full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some skilled people and good benefits; work can be satisfying

    Cons

    Management by monthly financials with no concern for longer term results so there is a constant crisis as people try to make monthly goals often resulting in shortcuts and pressure to pre-book revenue before actual delivery. When number are bad, there are always job cuts regardless of performance. No career development and lots of politics and cronyism.

    Advice to Management

    Develop coherent longer term goals and manage to them considering the future not just the current month. Appreciate the expertise that experienced people bring to the company; value and develop your employees


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Client Relationship Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Experian (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart dedicated people, Managers have been knowledgeable and helpful in developing team and team mates

    Cons

    Clients vary and so does the time you put in, technology can also be fickle


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